Green Concept Home Built in Bellevue

A little over a year ago, I wrote about this Green Concept Home in Bellevue, Washington.  The modern residence was finished under budget and according to schedule, and the owners are now working on obtaining LEED for Homes and Built Green certification.  Modus V Studio Architects designed and built Green Concept Home with a number of noteworthy green elements.

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By |January 11th, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|3 Comments

dMASS: Doing More with Less

A new Connecticut-based firm just published this video in an effort to kickstart something called dMASS.  The video short, “Design Matters: Doing More with Less,” is a part of the larger dMASS project aiming to start a revolution in thinking that will lead to radical gains in resource performance.

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By |January 10th, 2011|Categories: Green Building, video|0 Comments

Peasant Living, True Sustainability, Standard Bashing, + The DC Switch

Five myths about green building.
How to live comfortably off the grid.
Living like peasants to be truly sustainable.
Gold standard for green buildings under fire.
Seven simple ways to green your home.
A case for the return to DC […]

By |January 9th, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

GE’s Connected Home of the Future

GE unveiled a panoply of home technology at CES this week.  The company’s taking an aggressive approach with smart green products and may just capture the heart of Americans everywhere.  If GE’s vision comes true, here’s some of what will connect the home of the future:
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By |January 8th, 2011|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets|Tags: |4 Comments

New Small Wind Turbine Unveiled at CES

Southwest Windpower, maker of the Skystream 3.7, unveiled a new version of the popular turbine at CES 2011 called Skystream 600.  The turbine features an improved design with larger blades, enhanced software, and an improved integrated inverter.  And, according to a press release, Skystream 600 will be the “first fully smart grid-enabled wind turbine” on the market when available in April 2011.

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By |January 7th, 2011|Categories: Wind|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Simple, Modular, Green Yube Cubes

If you’re on a furniture budget and want dead simple storage, perhaps a modular Yube would do the trick.  Each 13″-cubed Yube assembles in a jiff with snap-together sides, steel-frame locks, and corner clips.  The panels are made from sugar cane waste fibers (biodegradable and compostable), while the frame is made of a blend of plastic and bamboo (recyclable).  Yubes can be used as garage storage, a coffee table, a tv stand or anything else.  Cubes sell for about $30 each.
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By |January 7th, 2011|Categories: Furniture|Tags: |2 Comments
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